Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.
Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced Director of Growth Marketing to scale user growth at Niche. We need an experienced performance marketer to drive multi-channel user acquisition and engagement. Expertise in SEO, paid search, and paid social is critical for this role. You will lead a small team and work closely with Operations, Analytics, Product, Design, and other marketing teams at Niche.
What You Will Do
During the 1st Month:
Collaborate with various team members to get a clear understanding of our users, clients, products, and current growth marketing strategy
Start building relationships and trust with your direct reports and key stakeholders
Within 3 Months:
Take ownership of our growth marketing strategy and roadmap. Define goals and motivate your team to hit them
Own the user acquisition budget, optimizing spend across channels, user segments, and geographies
Develop a deep understanding of K-12 and college search and how we drive value for our user
Do self-guided research and present your findings to senior leadership
Gain a deep understanding of the user funnel and develop a framework for growth
Within 6 months:
Accountable for driving new user growth and high value conversions
Develop deep knowledge of our users, product, and company and begin to use your insights to drive strategic change
Own processes to efficiently maintain, scale, and optimize growth marketing initiatives
Advocate for and work towards alignment across all brand/marketing initiatives at Niche, even those outside of your team
What We Are Looking For
5+ years experience in performance marketing
Deep knowledge of SEO + paid search + paid social is a must
Prior experience managing a digital marketing budget north of $1M
Love of data - Analytical, funnel driven, experimentation driven
Experience managing people and owning team goals
Proven track record of impacting user growth/conversion numbers
Experience developing marketing strategies, testing, tracking campaigns, and iterating on what is successful
Experience leveraging marketing automation and data to drive growth
A change agent who relishes a fast-paced, highly energized environment and is able to work through complexity and ambiguity to drive clear strategic thinking
Ability to succeed in a player-coach role
Experience working for a highly trafficked, SEO-driven website
Experience working for a two-sided marketplace
Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.
20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
Stock options and 401(k)
Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users
Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.
Candidates only. No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.
Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.